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UT Researchers Receive $17 million for TBI Research

Researchers have been granted $17 million to advance TBI research. A TBI can be complicated. Everyone from football players to war veterans can be impacted.

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Dr. Manuel Cacdac, retired neurosurgeon from Terre Haute Regional Hospital, dies

Dr. Manuel Cacdac, 74, dies. Cacdac founded the Hydrocephalus Foundation of the Philippines, which helps children born with hydrocephalus.

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Guidelines for the Treatment of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

The Journal of Neurosurgery published an evaluation of current treatments for pediatric hydrocephalus and guidelines for continued treatment.

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An Increase in Public Awareness Increases TBI Research

More attention is being given to TBI as increased focus on athletes takes center stage in the news.

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Study States Concussions Lead to Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults

A new study has found that there is an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years old and over.

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TBI associated with higher risk of dementia in adults 55 and older

Traumatic brain injuries appear to be positively correlated with a higher risk of dementia in older adults, a new study says.

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University of Hartford Lacrosse Team Welcomes New Squad Member

Team IMPACT and the University of Hartford Men’s Lacrosse Team welcomes it’s newest squad member, Ian Woodward, 14, who has hydrocephalus.

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4th Annual Hydrocephalus Walk takes place in Chattanooga, TN

Nearly 400 people attended the walk this year in Chattanooga, raising money for hydrocephalus.

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Picture-perfect Day for Chattanooga Hydrocephalus WALK

Chattanooga’s LaTrice Currie, Anchor/Reporter for WRCB TV and Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association WALK Celebrity Chair, reports on the picture-perfect day enjoyed by nearly 400 WALK participants at this year’s event. Click here to read the full article.

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Focusing on Emotional Recovery Post Brain Injury

Researchers at VCU are focusing on helping survivors and their loved ones recover emotionally from brain injuries which often result in depression, anxiety, and other ailments.

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Brain Plasticity and Healing

The University of Alabama (UAB) has developed a rehabilitation treatment that harnesses the plasticity of the brain to heal itself.

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A Mild TBI Can Have a Lasting Effect on the Family

When a family member suffers from a TBI, some families expect the patient to return to normal quickly, but it’s not that simple.

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Hiking for Hydrocephalus Event Raising Money for Knoxville Families

The event, where the group will hike from Smoky Pearl, supports those affected by the condition, in addition to their families.

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Hydrocephalus Association Board Member Hosts Vision Dinner

Liv Osby of Greenville News interviews Craig Brown, senior vice chair of the HA Board of Directors, who, with his wife Vicki, will host the Vision Dinner in New York City to increase public awareness, stimulate research, and spark physician interest in specializing in hydrocephalus. Craig and Vicki have a son and a nephew with hydrocephalus.

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Chattanooga Mom on a Mission

Chara McLaughen, our Hydrocephalus Association Chattanooga WALK Chair, is on a mission to educate the public about hydrocephalus. She and her daughter Ema are interviewed by WRCB TV’s Latrice Curry about their journey with the condition and the upcoming WALK to raise funds to find a cure.

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The Journey with Hydrocephalus Through the Eyes of a Mom

Lisa Jasper shares the story of her 35 year old son, Tommy, and his complicated journey with hydrocephalus. Tommy’s spirit and Lisa’s honesty come through in this touching piece.

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Enabling Technologies for Better Patient Outcomes Presentation

The Enabling Technologies for Better Patient Outcomes presentation streamed from the European Health Forum on October 1, 2014 and covers emerging technologies that leverage data to improve patient outcomes and accelerate clinical development.

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Wish to Spread Hydrocephalus Awareness Granted

KTBS3 and Pay It Forward Networking worked together to grant 5 year-old Kasin Bazer, born with hydrocephalus, his wish to raise awareness on television.

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Hundreds of Blue Balloons Raise Hydrocephalus Awareness

WGGB ABC40 reports on a blue balloon release in Holyoke, Massachusetts, held raise awareness for hydrocephalus during Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. The event was organized by the Colon family in honor of Zachary.

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MIT Researchers Develop Method to Estimate Risk of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a scaling law that predicts a human’s risk of brain injury. Preliminary results from use of the scale show that humans are much more vulnerable to injury, as they have thinner skulls to protect much larger brains.

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New Study on How the Brain Cells Respond to Injury

The National Science Foundation has awarded two bioengineering professors at the University of Arkansas a grant to study how brain cells respond to traumatic brain injury.

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Long Island Hydrocephalus WALK Featured on Fios1 News

The Long Island WALK is featured on Fios1 News as it unites 1000 individuals to raise their voices for hydrocephalus awareness at their annual Hydrocephalus Association Long Island WALK.

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The Clay Matthews Challenge and a Boy Named Charlie

Robyn Shulman of ChicagoNOW writing with Scott Paul share the story of Scott’s son, Charlie, who has hydrocephalus, and encourage readers to support the Clay Matthews Hydrocephalus Challenge,

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Tempe in Motion features the Phoenix Hydrocephalus Association Walk

The upcoming Phoenix Hydrocephalus Association Walk is featured in the Tempe in Motion. The 5th annual WALK hopes to raise awareness and funds to support research into hydrocephalus and provide information about a disease that affects children, the elderly and even pets.

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American Heart Association Grant to Study Brain Swelling

The American Heart Association has granted a second-year resident in the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences a $154K grant to study brain swelling and injury after an intracerebral hemorrhage.

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The Doctors Television Program Features Hydrocephalus

The Doctors dedicate a segment to hydrocephalus, focusing on infants born with hydrocephalus. The segment follows up on baby Roona Begum from India who gained national attention when her untreated hydrocephalus caused an international outpouring of support for her treatment.

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Telemundo Features a Local Dallas Toddler Living with Hydrocephalus

Rocio Martinez shares the story of her son, Gabriel, who has hydrocephalus, on Telemundo39 out of Dallas, TX. Rocio is determined to raise awareness of hydrocephalus and will participate in our Dallas/Fort Worth Hydrocephalus Association WALK on September 27 at Frisco Commons Park.

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Clay Matthews Issues a Hydrocephalus Challenge

Donate $10 for hydrocephalus and win two tickets to the Packers vs. Panthers game on October 19, Delta Airline vouchers, 2-night stay in a Marriott hotel, and autographed merchandise by Clay Matthews. Drawing closes 9/29.

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Q&A on Hydrocephalus from Gillette Children’s Hospital

Amanda Seeley, Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner, Gillette Children’s Hospital, and co-chair of our Twin Cities Hydrocephalus Association WALK held at the Mall of America, provides an informative question and answer blog about hydrocephalus. The blog highlights photos from our annual WALK.

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Senator John Flanagan Designates September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York

Standing alongside our Long Island Hydrocephalus Association WALK co-chairs, Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson, NY State Senator John Flanagan designates September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.

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Boston Mom Raises Hydrocephalus Awareness

Jennifer Martinage, Hydrocephalus Association Greater New England WALK Co-Chair, shares her family’s journey with hydrocephalus with her local paper.

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Top Medical Centers Co-Sponsor 2014 Houston Hydrocephalus Association WALK

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital & Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute are co-sponsoring the 2014 Houston Hydrocephalus Association WALK on Saturday, September 20, at the Houston Zoo.

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Five and Below Support Local Western NY Family in Hydrocephalus WALK

The Five and Below of Niagra Falls, NY, will donate 10% of dollars spent between August 31, 2014 and September 27, 2014, to Team Hope and the Western New York Hydrocephalus Association WALK on September 13, 2014 at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island, NY.

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Phoenix Family will WALK for Hydrocephalus

The West Valley View features the Weinstein family and their participation in this year’s Phoenix Hydrocephalus Association WALK October 4, 2014.

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Salt Lake Businessman Puts His Company Behind the Local Hydrocephalus WALK

Professional Cable / Xavier Cables is a Gold Sponsor at the Hydrocephalus Association Walk in Salt Lake Friday September 12th.

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Delaware Community Rallies to Raise Awareness

The Smyrna, DE, community is rallying to raise awareness for hydrocephalus and the funds needed to support critical research into better treatment options and a cure for hydrocephalus.

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Compounds Protect Brain Cells from Blast Injuries

IowaNow reports on a new class of compounds that is shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with learning, memory, and movement.

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Charlotte Hydrocephalus Association WALK Co-chair Interviewed on Local News

Susan Slattery-Rogers and her daughter, Zoe, are interviewed on WBTV News about the Charlotte, NC Hydrocephalus Association WALK happening September 13th.

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Charlie and the LA Kings Sip Success

Two-year-old Charlie Pope, son of L.A. Kings Communications Manager Jennifer Pope, enjoys drinking chocolate milk from the Stanley Cup, won this year by the L.A. Kings. Now the players will support Charlie in raising hydrocephalus awareness and funds for critical research into better treatment options and a cure for his hydrocephalus.

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Andrea Go Bowl Raises Funds for Reason for Hope Campaign

Celebrate the life of middle-schooler Andrea Thorn who loved to bowl by joining her family’s national event, “Andrea Go Bowl” and donating $5 when you bowl this month.

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